WETLAND DELINEATION

WETLAND DELINEATION

The foundation of project environmental impact assessments and evaluations is a determination of the presence or absence of environmental regulatory agency jurisdiction, and if present, the geographic extent of this jurisdiction within the project site. A jurisdictional delineation provides essential knowledge the project developer uses to develop permitting strategies and determine project costs, timeframes, and, ultimately, project feasibility...

REGULATORY PERMITTING

REGULATORY PERMITTING

HBG has a reputation for successfully permitting complex, controversial, and technically challenging projects requiring development of creative permitting strategies. For example, recent projects include obtaining federal and state environmental permits for a 180-mile-long high speed rail project between Victorville, CA, and Las Vegas, NV; a 550 MW solar farm in San Luis Obispo County, CA; and a residential/school project along San Francisco Bay...

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

HBG has managed over 200 Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Reports, and Environmental Impact Statements pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other federal and state environmental regulatory agencies’ requirements...

NATURAL RESOURCE STUDIES

NATURAL RESOURCE STUDIES

Natural resource studies are the informational basis for assessing a project’s potential impacts to the environment. Many of HBG’s natural resource studies are conducted in support of our regulatory permitting projects...

HABITAT MITIGATION

HABITAT MITIGATION

Mitigation planning and implementation is an integral component of HBG’s environmental permitting practice. When a project will impact sensitive habitats – wetlands or streams, or an endangered plant or animal species, for example – the development and implementation of a mitigation plan is normally required for project authorization. Mitigation can include creation, restoration, enhancement and/or preservation of effected natural resources...

MITIGATION BANKING

MITIGATION BANKING

Mitigation banks for wetlands and conservation banks for protected species are habitats with documented resource values that are authorized to sell mitigation/conservation credits to developers and others obligated to offset environmental impacts from their projects or operations. Developing a mitigation bank or a conservation bank and getting it approved is a process that involves meticulous attention to detail, negotiation with a consortium of regulatory agencies...

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

We use state-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) and image processing software to combine data from many sources into data sets to analyze and map the relationships between proposed or existing project facilities and environmental and regulatory constraints. These powerful analytical tools allow for comparative analyses and mapping of environmental impacts resulting from various project alternatives...

CONSTRUCTION MONITORING

CONSTRUCTION MONITORING

Even though a project has received all its environmental permits, it may still be delayed or even halted if numerous permit requirements are not met during construction. HBG offers construction monitoring services to ensure that conditions of project authorization related to federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations are properly implemented...

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